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BW

climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 25, 2010 - 03:27pm PT
Here's our humble garden in Bishop where the bright Sierra sun makes the plants extremely happy and productive. Funny how fast they grow, especially when you're not watching them and going climbing instead. Thank the heavens for automatic drip systems. See complete story at:
http://adventuresportsjournal.com/content/current-issue
The salad bowl of Bishop
The salad bowl of Bishop
Credit: BW
The missus with hoe
The missus with hoe
Credit: BW
Bishopican Gothic  &#40;out takes from a magazine article on gardening...
Bishopican Gothic (out takes from a magazine article on gardening and climbing)
Credit: BW
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2010 - 05:22pm PT
HA! I freekin' love that last pic!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Jul 25, 2010 - 06:49pm PT
Super classic, huh?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 25, 2010 - 11:58pm PT
hey there say... oh my... i will have to keep this post fresh here tonight and jump in, just a bit later tonight, with my crop:

or, all that i can grow this year... (other than the mint and catnip)...

yes SIR-REE... folks... i will soon post my small crop of milkweeds, :)


just got to resize some pics... back a bit later tonight...
:))
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 26, 2010 - 09:29am PT
Great garden BW, Bishopcan Gothic classic!!!!
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jul 28, 2010 - 09:54am PT

Survival,

Our garden here in NW Montana is no match for what you have going on where you are. Peaches? Wow.

Or how about that garden in Bishop? Another reason to drool over the east side of the Sierra's.

We had a late start, we waited until the June monsoon was over, and we planted starts from one of our local organic farmers.





We are sticking to the basics this year; lettuce, garlic, onions, broccoli, kohlrabi, winter and summer squashes, tomatoes, basil, peas, beans,and swiss chard.



So far we have harvested salads, and one round of basil and garlic for my wife's awesome pesto. True bounty won't be for another month.

We also keep a small flock of birds for eggs-



survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2010 - 10:20am PT
Telemon,
That's a beautiful garden! It looks uh....tidier...than ours.

I'm really stoked about my Big Jim chile. You can buy them by the gunny sack around here in central NM, but I've never grown them before.

We have some chickens too, still youngsters, not laying just yet.
I'll take some pics of them later too I suppose.

One of our friendly pest control methods.
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Roses still jamming too!
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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2010 - 11:59am PT
Veggies and more PEACHES!!!

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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 4, 2010 - 09:40am PT
hey there say, all....

finally got a chance to get back...

here is my main plant here, or was... it got attacked by aphids, or something... and got all yucky, :(

so i only have a few left... they were so lovely though, but huge...

wanted to see the milkweed pods open... and i still may, if these last, are okay...

here is the sequence:


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god bless... happy garden day!
:)


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hope you enjoyed the monthly progress...

here now, is my other bit of garden where all this grows:


Credit: neebee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 4, 2010 - 11:50am PT
Here is part of our garden. We have oranges, peaches, avos, nectarines, lemons, blueberries, raspberries, potatoes, peppers, zuchs, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, grapefruits, bananas, apples, snap peas, sunflowers,grapes, pumpkins... Not all are fruiting yet (banana, grapes).
We also have a spice garden with much basil and quite a flower selection.
We decided to go big this year.

Margy is also obsessed with the butterflies, especially the Monarchs so we have much milkweed. We are now on the Monarch migration map.
The Hummingbirds love the yard.



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 4, 2010 - 07:30pm PT
hey there say, dee ee....

does or did, your milkweed... every get full of yellow bugs (aphids? perhaps)...

and or did it ever start turning brown and ugly-ish on the plant... (not just the pods?)...

i never rmember seeing them, thusway, in the woods... or last year, even.. this year, they looked bad... :(

had a great crop of flowers and butterflies, though!
this trouble is recent, ...

andsay, do you get those small long black and red beatle type bugs on them? i just noticed, that, too... these bugs are using the plants for "mating' ... oh my... i am either doing nature a good service, or a bad one---depending on these bugs... (i will look them up later tongiht) ...
right now, i am on a "tech mouse" hunt...

:)

thanks for any info...
god bless! nice to hear of the butterflies!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 4, 2010 - 08:12pm PT
Hi Neebee,
I just took a look at the Milkweed and there are no pests of any type on them right now. Just the usual suspects (spiders and bees). We have had other pests on other plants and just sort of deal with it, no pesticides allowed. There are too many kids, dogs, cats, birds, etc. around.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 5, 2010 - 06:49pm PT
hey there say, dee ee.... yeah, i just sprayed soapy water on them... but far too late... next year, i will look sooner... was very busy editing my books, this year, as a lump project, and not dragged out, as the usual way...

say, i DO have some pics of two of the critters using these plants (aside from the bees, and butterfly)...

here you go:

the bugs, and their "honeymoon" spot
(child friendly--as bugs are bugs):

*edit: must have been at least six 'couples' of bugs, there
that day... most likely more, later...


Credit: neebee


*as you can see, the milkweed leaves, were already turning yellowish, and thus they up and fall off... it could be natural-process, or, it was due to the other tiny yellow bugs, ruining the plant...


yes, this is how i found it, upside down... ---great climbing skills, ...
yes, this is how i found it, upside down... ---great climbing skills, huh... :))
Credit: neebee


haha, oh my.... never took a picture of the "small hords of yellow aphids? or whatever they were)....
hmmm, i may go look that up...


thanks, dee ee.... for the share...
god bless...
:)


survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2010 - 06:53pm PT
eeewwwwww!
Don't worry NeeBee, we all got some bugs!
Just keep up the good fight.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 5, 2010 - 06:58pm PT
hey there say, thanks survival....

say, funny, huh... you can bring in some bugs, to get rid of other bugs...

you can bring in plants, to get rid of some other bugs...

but who'd of thought that i'd bring in a plant, to BRING IN bugs...

:))



ahhhhh, nature, and the ways thereof... a mystery at times...
but always a lesson in progress, and most of the time, a joy....

*not when they eat our tomatoes, though... :(
(not that i have more than three, small ones)... :))
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 6, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
Yo Neebe, as I'm sure you know...that cat is a monarch in metamorphasis.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 7, 2010 - 01:00pm PT
It's been a tough year in Seattle, but we're starting to see some progress. We ate the first tomato from the garden last week.
First fruits
First fruits
Credit: Ghost

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2010 - 01:02pm PT
BIG JIM!!!

Credit: survival


And roasting away.
The aroma is to die for!
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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 9, 2010 - 01:09pm PT
Bruce, growing peppers in New Mexico doesn't count. That's like growing moss in Seattle. Show us something serious. Peppers in Seattle is 5.12 gardening.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2010 - 02:24pm PT
HA HA hhaaaa!!
Now that's funny.
Does that mean I have to grow moss here to qualify for 5.12???
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